Lynnesbian

is creating free software and tech posts

37

patrons

$103

per month

Hi!

About me

I'm Lynne, and I'm creating free software. Right now, most of my projects revolve around the Fediverse. My more popular ones include:
  • My main project, FediBooks. While it's not finished yet, it'll eventually supersede my old ebooks project, and will provide people with a cross-platform, cross-instance, intuitive program to create bots for the Fediverse
  • mstdn-ebooks, a command line Mastodon (and Pleroma) bot (with some Misskey support!)
  • OCRbot, which is intended to be an activism thing more than anything. It captions images on the Fediverse based on the text it sees in them.
I also write the Bune City Blog, where I run a segment explaining software workings and behaviour called "Lynne Teaches Tech".

Why donate?

I believe that software should be free for everyone to use. And not just free as in "free to download" or "free to try", but well and truly free, both in terms of payment and philosophically. I believe in the four essential freedoms, and as such, all of my software is free to modify, build on, distribute, execute, and, of course, use. I dislike monetisation via advertising, and I don't want to charge users for any of my programs' features -- I want them to be available to anyone.

This means that my only source of income from developing this software is through donations. Donations are entirely optional, and you won't be able to buy "premium" versions of my programs. Any software I make for patrons will be freely available to the public. My blog posts will also be publicly available, although I will be posting some of them (such as the Lynne Teaches Tech posts) early on my Patreon.

Links

I post about my development process here, and most of my development is visible on my GitHub page. You can read my blog here.

Thanks for reading!
Tiers
Thank you!
$1.50 or more per month

Your contribution means so much to me!

By selecting this tier, or any tier above it, you'll also get early access to Lynne Teaches Tech posts.

Your own ebooks bot(s)
$2.50 or more per month

Up to three of your own ebooks bots. If you'd like an ebooks bot for free, you'll need to either host it yourself or get ask else to host it for you. I'll keep all the bots updated to the latest version, and unlike the discontinued free service that i used to provide, I'll let you set things like posting frequency, accounts to learn from, whether or not to use CW'd and followers only posts, etc.


After selecting this tier, just send me a Patreon message with a name for your bot(s), a list of accounts to follow (this can be just one account), any other information, like posting frequency or content warnings, and I'll set it up for you.

Your very own bot!!
$6 or more per month (sold out!)

I'll make you your own bot. As in, you tell me what you want it to do (apply an image effect to profile pictures, set a weekly reminder, play tic tac toe), and I'll do it, as long as it's not too complex, a security risk, malicious, or so complex that it'd take me over a week to do.


The bot will be released as open source. This means that other people will be able to use it, too, but I'll only provide hosting for you -- if other people want to use the bot I make for you, they'll have to host it themselves. As with the ebooks tier, I'll keep it up to date, and I'll give you full control over the account.


I'm doing this with a queue. When the tier has no more slots free, that means the queue is full, and that I've already got about five requests to work on -- so it'll take me a while. But as soon as another slot opens, you can pledge to be added to the queue.


Note: Please message me before selecting this option. You can reach me on discord: @lynnesbian#0180 or the fediverse: @[email protected]

Goals
$50 – reached! per month
This will allow me to upgrade my server. This will mean 40GB more storage, twice the RAM and CPU cores, and an extra terabyte of bandwidth. All bots hosted on the server will get a small speed boost, and I'll be able to create more complex bots in future.
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Hi!

About me

I'm Lynne, and I'm creating free software. Right now, most of my projects revolve around the Fediverse. My more popular ones include:
  • My main project, FediBooks. While it's not finished yet, it'll eventually supersede my old ebooks project, and will provide people with a cross-platform, cross-instance, intuitive program to create bots for the Fediverse
  • mstdn-ebooks, a command line Mastodon (and Pleroma) bot (with some Misskey support!)
  • OCRbot, which is intended to be an activism thing more than anything. It captions images on the Fediverse based on the text it sees in them.
I also write the Bune City Blog, where I run a segment explaining software workings and behaviour called "Lynne Teaches Tech".

Why donate?

I believe that software should be free for everyone to use. And not just free as in "free to download" or "free to try", but well and truly free, both in terms of payment and philosophically. I believe in the four essential freedoms, and as such, all of my software is free to modify, build on, distribute, execute, and, of course, use. I dislike monetisation via advertising, and I don't want to charge users for any of my programs' features -- I want them to be available to anyone.

This means that my only source of income from developing this software is through donations. Donations are entirely optional, and you won't be able to buy "premium" versions of my programs. Any software I make for patrons will be freely available to the public. My blog posts will also be publicly available, although I will be posting some of them (such as the Lynne Teaches Tech posts) early on my Patreon.

Links

I post about my development process here, and most of my development is visible on my GitHub page. You can read my blog here.

Thanks for reading!

Recent posts by Lynnesbian

Tiers
Thank you!
$1.50 or more per month

Your contribution means so much to me!

By selecting this tier, or any tier above it, you'll also get early access to Lynne Teaches Tech posts.

Your own ebooks bot(s)
$2.50 or more per month

Up to three of your own ebooks bots. If you'd like an ebooks bot for free, you'll need to either host it yourself or get ask else to host it for you. I'll keep all the bots updated to the latest version, and unlike the discontinued free service that i used to provide, I'll let you set things like posting frequency, accounts to learn from, whether or not to use CW'd and followers only posts, etc.


After selecting this tier, just send me a Patreon message with a name for your bot(s), a list of accounts to follow (this can be just one account), any other information, like posting frequency or content warnings, and I'll set it up for you.

Your very own bot!!
$6 or more per month (sold out!)

I'll make you your own bot. As in, you tell me what you want it to do (apply an image effect to profile pictures, set a weekly reminder, play tic tac toe), and I'll do it, as long as it's not too complex, a security risk, malicious, or so complex that it'd take me over a week to do.


The bot will be released as open source. This means that other people will be able to use it, too, but I'll only provide hosting for you -- if other people want to use the bot I make for you, they'll have to host it themselves. As with the ebooks tier, I'll keep it up to date, and I'll give you full control over the account.


I'm doing this with a queue. When the tier has no more slots free, that means the queue is full, and that I've already got about five requests to work on -- so it'll take me a while. But as soon as another slot opens, you can pledge to be added to the queue.


Note: Please message me before selecting this option. You can reach me on discord: @lynnesbian#0180 or the fediverse: @[email protected]